The management of atrial fibrillation: summary of updated NICE guidance

July 11, 2014

Source: The BMJ

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Date of publication: July 2014

Publication type: Practice Guidelines

In a nutshell: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has produced a Patient Decision Aid (PDA) to be used in conjunction with its guidance on the management of atrial fibrillation. The PDA is designed to help patients weigh up the possible advantages and disadvantages of the different options for treatment, in order to be able to discuss the alternatives with a health professional.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Acknowledgement: Initial publication of BMJ article about the practice guideline June 2014


Prevention of atrial fibrillation with omega-3 fatty acids

June 9, 2011

Source: Heart, 2011, 97 (13) p. 1034-1040

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Date of publication: July 2011

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 10 randomised controlled trials to examine the role of n-3 PUFA supplements in the prevention of atrial fibrillation. No significant effects were observed. The reviewers recommended a larger trial with higher doses and longer follow-up.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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